Update: Aid arriving in Zimbabwe for cyclone victims

Africa 03/20/19, 05:24

The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):12:25 p.m.More humanitarian aid is being pledged for the three southern African countries badly hit by a tropical cyclone that has killed hundreds of ...

Zimbabwe’s president skips 1st rally since deadly unrest

Africa 02/02/19, 09:53

Zimbabwe's president has skipped his first political rally since last month's deadly military crackdown on protests so he could explain the unrest to fellow African leaders, a spokesman said Saturday.President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been under pressure amid reports of ...

Zimbabwean music star Mtukudzi declared a national hero

Africa 01/24/19, 12:57

Zimbabwe's president on Thursday declared the late Oliver Mtukudzi, one Africa's most iconic musicians, a national hero — an award historically reserved only for the ruling party elite.President Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke as the country facing bitter political divisions united in ...

Zimbabwe’s civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

World 01/23/19, 08:23

Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed.David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the ...

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces ‘unacceptable’

Africa 01/22/19, 02:04

Zimbabwe's president calls violence by security forces "unacceptable" and says it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a dozen people were killed.President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday called for a "national dialogue" ...

Zimbabwe returning to normal after week of turmoil, violence

Africa 01/21/19, 07:08

Zimbabwe's capital is returning to normal Monday, after a week of turmoil in which Zimbabweans protested dramatic fuel price hikes and government security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed, according to human rights groups.Most shops and ...

Zimbabwe again forces ‘total internet shutdown’ amid unrest

Africa 01/18/19, 02:25

Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total internet shutdown," a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.MISA-Zimbabwe shares a text message from the country's largest telecom company, Econet, calling the government order ...

Update: Soldiers, hungry Zimbabweans in the streets

Africa 01/16/19, 07:09

The Latest on Zimbabwe protests (all times local):2:10 p.m.Armed police and soldiers are breaking up groups of more than five people in Zimbabwe's capital in a crackdown on protests over dramatic fuel price hikes.Desperation for food has forced some people ...

Explains: Why Zimbabwe’s military supports Mnangagwa

World 01/14/19, 12:41

Zimbabwe's military deployed in several areas of the capital, Harare, Monday, to put down anti-government demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.This is the second time that the military has been called in to put down protests since Mnangagwa came to ...

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